Classroom Zero-Waste Binder Kits (bulk)
All the parts, none of the packaging.
25 Binder Covers
25 Binding Mechanisms
50 Screws (+ extras)
50 Posts (+ extras)
1 Set of Instructions
The bulk/classroom approach is our most cost-efficient + waste-free approach.
Packaging costs money, uses resources, and goes straight from the recipient to the recycling bin in a short amount of time - a process not without its own carbon footprint.
We believe in chipping away at waste wherever possible.
Every vinyl binder ever made still exists, whether in landfills, sitting on shelves, or in forgotten old backpacks - they’re all here for the long (longest) haul.
The Wisdom Supply Co. Binder is the only recyclable binder on the market - designed to be repairable/recoverable & recyclable, because anything else is creating toxic waste the planet can’t digest, and that’s unacceptable and outdated given what is now widely understood about the myriad harms/pollution caused by plastic and vinyl.
The act of having students assemble their own binders is intended to imprint the repairability of the product, as well as to spur thought and conversation around waste and product design.
Fermi Math Problem for students:
Estimate how many vinyl binders exist on the planet today.
(The estimation technique is named after physicist Enrico Fermi as he was known for his ability to make good approximate calculations with little or no actual data.)